Christ is Born in Unexpected Places

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December 9, 2014
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CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS
In unexpected places, the Christ Child is born. Blessings to you this holiday season, and peace in the New Year. Watch the video
FEATURES
An Advent Call for Accountability 340
Silence In The Face of Injustice Is Not An Option
During an Advent gathering to envision the future of ministry in the 21st century, 140 leaders of the United Church of Christ released a letter to the church addressing the racism they see in cases in Ferguson, New York and Cleveland. Learn more >>
Just Peace
The UCC proudly proclaims a public identity as a justice-doing, peace-seeking church. Our Just Peace position focuses on lessening systemic injustice of all types using nonviolence, grounded in the hope of reconciliation in Jesus. Learn more on peacemaking in a free, online, self-directed course offered by Chicago Theological Seminary. Learn more and sign up >>
Share Christmas Joy
Help make Christmas a joyful season for a poor, homeless, or at-risk family on the Mississippi Gulf Coast by sponsoring a Christmas basket or backpack through Back Bay Mission. See how to help >>
Shopping Online? 
If you'll be doing holiday shopping on Amazon this season, make sure to sign up for AmazonSmiles—Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your purchases to the United Church of Christ Annual Fund. Start shopping >>
A Synod Poster You Can Print
Hang this tangible reminder of all the Unexpected Places we find God, which urges registration for General Synod 2015 in Cleveland. Print it >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
UCC leaders condemn New York grand jury decision, call for examination of judicial system
UCC pastor part of group gathering in D.C. to support immigrants in sanctuary
New York churches plan major focus on human rights after grand jury ruling
UCC legal team turns to music to talk clergy ethics
Peace cranes make their way to another UCC community affected by gun violence
UCC leaders to speak against re-militarization of Japan
Moral Injury Conference continues work of Synod resolution to welcome veterans
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UCC IN THE NEWS
NYC clergy join city council caucus 'Die In' to protest Eric Garner killing
Hundreds take a stand, lying in the streets after Eagles game
Chicago churches join Black Lives Matter protests
Utah peace march marks reaction to police shootings
Arizona churches join sanctuary movement for immigrants
Iowa volunteers get into the spirit of Giving Tuesday
Top faith leaders in Michigan discuss religious freedom, LGBT inclusion
California church World AIDS Day theme — 'Erasing the stigma'
Court decisions bring gay marriage to North Carolina, other states
Chicago church holds Black Lives Matter protest
Philadelphia group says young people need opportunity to voice concerns after Ferguson, Staten Island
Obama's Internet neutrality bid divides civil rights groups
Andover Newton announces second fully endowed CIRCLE fellowship
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
After Ferguson and Eric Garner decisions, white Christians say it's time to stand with blacks
Huge nativity scene in Utah breaks Guinness record
Why this evangelical pastor wants to bring back Advent
Will Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' disappoint Christians? It depends
Mass incarceration the focus of 2015 Ecumenical Advocacy Days
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